Seeni Murukku (Deep Fried Flour & Coconut Mixture Coated with Sugar Syrup) – Sri Lankan Sweet

For the Murukku Dough:
2 cups flour
3 – 3 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 eggs
Salt to taste

For the Sugar Syrup:
3 – 4 cups sugar
2 cups boiled water

Oil to fry


Making Murukku Dought & Deep Frying:
Steam the flour for nearly 1 ½ hours.
Then sift the flour through a sieve, and put it in a large bowl.
Now add salt and mix the flour well.
Then add eggs & coconut milk and mix it well with the flour.
In the end you has to get a nice, smooth ball which is don’t stick on your hands.
Cover the dough and keep it in aside.
Ready a board or tray & some plates, greased with little oil all over the surface.
Ready your Murukku maker and insert a little part of the dough and squeeze it out.
Now cut it to small parts or you can make shapes or designs & etc…. as you like.
Place it on the greased plates & cover it with a paper.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan in medium heat.
When the oil is ready, deep fry the shapes & designs you made. (Kids designs also.)
And let it fry till its gets golden brown.
Drain it on a paper or kitchen tissues.
After the oil is drain, keep the murukku in an airtight container.

Making the Sugar Syrup & Coat the Murukku Pieces:
Heat a large saucepan in a medium heat. Add the boiled water and sugar into the pan and stir the mixture till sugar dissolves and the mixture should be bit thick. (If you pour it from a little height, it should be falls like a thin thread.)
Take the pan from the heat, and add fried murukku into the sugar syrup and stir it continuously till the entire pieces coat with sugar syrup.

This is a sweet specially making for Sinhala & Tamil New Year in Sri Lanka.

1. To make Murukku you need a Murukku Maker. If not you can use a Icing bag with your favorite nozzle.
2. When you are steaming the flour use 2 -3 papers to cover it & as last layer use an oil paper.
3. When you open the steamed flour package, if there is a CRACK on the middle of the flour, it says the flour has steamed well.
4. When you are adding coconut milk into flour, first add 1 cup and then add it little by little at a time.
5. Always keep the dough covered.
6. If you have kids who can play with dough, give a small part of dough for them & ask them to make their own designs. They will enjoy it a lot.
7. If you don’t like sweet you can coat it with salt & chili and can have it as a snack.
8. I feel it’s good to coat murukku pieces with sugar syrup on the day you are going to use it. (I’m doing like that :-).


  1. Hi,

    I'm having a bit of trouble steaming the flour. I'd like to know how you did it. Thanks!

  2. Actually never mind! I just saw ur video of instructions on how to steam the flour. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Dear Chamari,

    You are very kind.Bcoz you are teaching us to make sri lanka foods.Really who watched your video must grateful to you.Good job. Wish you always good luck.

  4. Hi
    Your recipes are thing i want to know
    Where did u buy ur murrukku making machine.its beautiful.i would like to buy like that one.wonderful job keep it up


  5. Can you please show us how to make watalappan

  6. Hi Chamari,

    What I like about you is you are very Sri Lankan! :) and your recipes are clear, simple and really works! Good luck and keep up the good work!

    Thilini E

  7. Hi what's the flour you should use? Rice fl or wheat?


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